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We'll Continue To Prioritize Development of Education Sector
“Year after year, we’ve deliberately increased our budget in education because we believe that’s one area we need to show real sustainability. Last year, we did between 11 and 12 percent of our total budget. To date, in infrastructure, we have built over 1047 new classrooms in less than four years.
We’ve also intervened in all the vocational schools and the likes that we have. But for me, the interesting one is what we have done with primary schools which is where education truly should start.
This is where EKOEXCEL starts from. We’ve given tablets to teachers in primary schools to enable them to have the same learning curriculum. For teachers who are not coming, we can remotely monitor them and see who is teaching what. And the quality of teaching across primary schools, we’ve made them almost the same“.
– Babajide Sanwo-Olu – Executive Governor Of Lagos State
Solutions To Learning Poverty
2019 Nobel Prize-winning economist, Professor Michael Kremer’s ground-breaking study announcing learning gains among the largest ever measured in international education. The impact of the methodology, underpinning EKOEXCEL, is among the greatest of any rigorously studied intervention in emerging markets.
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Sanwo-Olu Highlights EKOEXCEL’s Gains on Wise Qatar Foundation's Education Platform
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has highlighted the gains of the transformational primary school education initiative, EKOEXCEL, launched in 2019.
In an article titled ‘The potential of Africa’s Youth is Enormous. We must ensure they learn,’ he wrote and published on wise-qatar.org, Sanwo-Olu explained how his government went about improving primary education and the milestones that have been recorded with EKOEXCEL.
WISE is an international, multi-sectoral platform for creative thinking, debate and purposeful action. The platform owned by the Qatar Foundation has established itself as a global reference in new approaches to education. Through its biennial Summit and a range of ongoing programs, WISE is promoting innovation and building the future of education through collaboration.
The Governor explained that being well aware that the state requires an education system that delivers learning to drive prosperity, growth and security, he made it a priority.
His administration, he added, focused on both improving enrollment and learning outcomes, which led to the launch of EKOEXCEL.
The Governor disclosed that the initiative began with improving teachers before shifting to learners.
Read more: https://www.wise-qatar.org